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Alice Nash

Associate Professor of History

(413) 545-6790

Herter Hall 638

Ph.D., Columbia University (1997).

Professor Alice Nash is an Associate Professor of History, Director of the UMass Certificate Program in Native American & Indigenous Studies, and Undergraduate Program Director in the Department of History. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the American Indian Law Alliance. She is a co-editor with Josef Raab and Stefan Rinke of Rethinking the Americas: Historical Foundations to 1900, volume 1 of a 5-volume reference work: the Inter-American Key Topics Series Rethinking the Americas, edited by the Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) at Bielefeld University in Germany (Ashgate Publishing, 2017). She has published numerous articles on northeastern Native American history including three in French translation in the leading Quebec journal Recherches amérindiennes au Québec. With Christoph Strobel, she co-authored Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth Century America (Greenwood, 2006). In 2003-2004 she held the first Fulbright-Université de Montréal Distinguished Chair, during which time she taught a course on the Deerfield Raid of 1704 to Canadian students and brought them to Deerfield for the Tercentenary of the Raid on February 29, 2004. She has worked with K-12 teachers since her arrival at UMass Amherst in 1999, including as co-director with Neal Salisbury of the 2013 NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Teachers, Native Americans of New England: A Historical Overview. 

Research Areas

Native American history
Indigenous studies
Early American history

Courses Recently Taught

Undergraduate Courses:
Indigenous Peoples of North America
New Approaches to History: Deerfield 1704
American Revolutionary Era
Native American Activism in the Northeast
Salem 1692
Indigenous Women

Graduate Courses:
Indigenous Peoples in Museums and Archives
Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations
Researching Early New England and New France
Theory and Method in Native American History